Sara Haji focuses on positioning high-stakes business disputes for trial. From pre-filing investigation to post-trial appeals, clients trust Ms. Haji to develop effective strategies based on deep familiarity with the federal and state courts. Ms. Haji has been key in securing favorable pre-litigation and litigation outcomes for Monster Energy Company, Amazon, Ring, the Navajo Nation, and a variety of high-profile individuals.
Before joining Hueston Hennigan, Ms. Haji was an associate at the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. During law school, Ms. Haji was an editor for the California Law Review and a research assistant in the areas of information privacy and civil rights. She received the Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, and Torts. Before law school, Ms. Haji worked in journalism.
Ms. Haji is fluent in French and has basic knowledge of Arabic and several Hindi dialects.
Representing the Navajo Nation in an action against the Environmental Protection Agency, its contractors, and several mining companies for damages in connection with the environmental disaster caused by the Gold King Mine spill.
Representing Monster Energy against Vital Pharmaceuticals and several of its employees in a panoply of cases involving claims of Lanham Act unfair competition, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and consumer fraud.
Served as trial counsel for a real-estate investment executive in an action for breach of fiduciary duty in Los Angeles Superior Court. Second trial scheduled for 2023.
On behalf of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, authored an amicus brief at the certiorari stage urging the United States Supreme Court to grant review of a case exemplifying California’s approach to race-based jury strikes.
Representing a high-profile CEO in a federal investigation by the San Diego U.S. Attorney’s Office for alleged violations of the CAN-SPAM Act. This criminal prosecution of “email spamming” is one of the first in the United States.
Represented Ring in a contract and business tort dispute resulting in favorable disposition.
Represented a multinational semiconductor company in pre-litigation investigations of potential misappropriation of trade secrets.
Represented a multinational conglomerate technology company in pre-litigation investigations arising out of unauthorized use of their name and website.
Represented the co-founder of a teledentistry start-up in a pre-litigation dispute.
Representing the co-founder of an athletic leisure company in pre-litigation matters.
Judicial Evaluations Co-Chair, South Asian Bar Association of Southern California